Highlights of this tour
- Cathedral ‘La Seu’ in Palma
- Palace de l’Almudaina
- Bellver Castle
- Town hall with 800-year-old olive tree
- Monastery in Valldemossa
This accessible visit to Palma and Valldemossa starts with your driver and tourist assistant picking you up from the cruise port or accommodation. Firstly, you will spend your day strolling around Palma, the capital of the island. This lovely city has a lot of history and architecture which you will discover during this tour. You will see the influences of both Moorish and European eras. The Gothic cathedral, La Seu, dominates the entire city. You will discover that most of the main sites are within the area inside the old city walls.
The Old City is a popular starting point for the rolling tour. Both the cathedral and the Palace of l’Almudaina overlook the harbor. They will give you an amazing view of the sea. High above the town, you have the Bellver Castle. It is a Gothic style castle and dates back to the 14th century. It was originally built for King James II of Mallorca. Lastly, the tour will also pass by the Town Hall. There, you can discover the famous 800 years old olive tree and the King’s Gardens.
Following the visit to La Palma, you continue your tour to Valldemossa. Locals see it as one of the prettiest and most charming villages in Mallorca. You will find this village in the hills of the Tramuntana Mountain range. It is a short drive from Palma where forested hills and beautiful countryside surround this village. The top sight over there is the 13th-century monastery. The monastery has a connection with the renowned Polish composer Frederic Chopin. He spent a certain winter here and he did not spend it alone. The composer was there with French writer Aurore Dupin who was also his lover. She was better known as her alias George Sand. The affair was subject to a lot of the town’s gossip.
The Palace of L’Almudaina has beautiful gardens and also a church that is definitely worth the visit! The village itself is full of charming little streets, cafes, galleries and gift shops. You will find traditional family bakeries that serve the local delight of ‘potato cake’. At the end of the tour, your driver will bring you back to the cruise port or hotel.
*Check about the possibilities of this tour when booking it from your hotel in Mallorca.